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A Bold Peace, the story of Costa Rica demilitarisation - movie screening

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Park Avenue Screening Room

500 Park Avenue

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A Bold Peace: The incredible story of Costa Rica abolishing its armed forces and the benefits this has brought for peace, security and wellbeing.

Followed by Q&A with Costa Rican lawyer Roberto Zamora

Wednesday April 29th
Park Avenue Screening Room, 500 Park Ave (at 59th Street)
Refreshments from 6:30pm. Program from 7pm-9pm

The army is a thing of the past. War is not normal in human life. Peace is normal.”
– José Figueres, President of Costa Rica who abolished the armed forces.

This inspiring documentary tells the story of Costa Rica, which disbanded their military 70 years ago following a civil war. The rejection of armed force facilitated their leadership role to end the civil wars in Central America, and allowed them to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment. Since then, Costa Rica has earned the number one spot in the Happy Planet Index, and is the highest ranked Latin American country in both the Global Peace Index and the Social Progress Index. In addition, Costa Rica has been able to resolve disputes with their neighbours (including two invasions) through diplomatic, legal and political means without rebuilding a standing army.

The screening is being held in conjunction with the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and as part of a new campaign Abolish War 2045 which was initiated at the 2020 PyeongChang Peace Forum.

Event cosponsored by the War Prevention Initiative Jubitz Family Foundation and the World Future Council

For more information contact alyn@pnnd.org.

Movie trailer at http://aboldpeace.com/

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